With cyber threats constantly evolving, cyber related processes on board ships need to successfully provide protection against cyber attacks. For this reason, BIMCO along with several maritime industry organisations published the third version of the ‘Guidelines on Cyber Security onboard Ships’.
Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director for OSERV at OSM Maritime, noted that cyber incidents have revealed failures in operational systems and key areas of attention. For example, the willingness to include protection expense as part of OPEX and communication cost is still limited while even in dedicated IT departments there is still little knowledge about options and needs for protection.
Mr. Paris Papanastasiou, Managing Director of IQ Solutions, notes that vessels are vulnerable to cyber risks as they have no an IT engineer onboard. In this regard, he urges stakeholders to invest in security-oriented solutions, as well as in technological solutions and tools, to create healthy, balanced and efficient systems.
Jason Stefanatos, Senior Research Engineer, DNV GL, shares his thoughts on Tanker management self-assessment 3. Mr. Stefanatos notes that TMSA is vital for tanker operators, while presenting cyber risks assessments and mitigation procedures are also crucial for TMSA3.
The US Justice Department announced that two Iranian hackers were behind an international computer hacking and extortion scheme. This scheme had also affected the Port of San Diego during September, disrupting its information technology systems.
BIMCO announced it is developing a clause dealing with cyber security risks and incidents that might affect the ability of one of the parties to perform their contractual obligations. The clause is being drafted by a small team led by Inga Froysa of Klaveness, in Oslo, while other partners involved include Navig8, the UK P&I Club and HFW. The project is due for completion in May 2019.
Samsung Heavy Industries has its smart ship solution, Intelliman Ship, approved by Lloyd’s Register. The smart ship solution aspires to eliminate cyber risks and optimise ships that have remote access to onboard operational data. Intelliman Ship aims to ensure compliance with LR’s new Digital Ships requirements.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the distinguished shortlisted nominees for the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards, following an online nomination process, initiated a few months ahead of the event, where industry stakeholders proposed nominations. The aim of the awards is to recognize those organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Smart Shipping.
ABS awarded a CS-Ready Notation to a Sembcorp Marine jack-up drilling rig built to its proprietary Pacific Class 400 design. The CS-Ready Notation combines new features as it is the first-of-its-kind issued to an offshore facility. It requires that functions and connections are specifically characterized so the owner can control access to connections and systems.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s largest shipbuilding company, announced that it has received a cyber security certificate from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for one of its very large crude carriers (VLCCs). This was the first time in the world that the company received the Cyber Security Ready (CSR) for a VLCC.
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